• Engineering

    Foundation Apprenticeship - Engineering

  • Eligible Schools:

    All Ayrshire Schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 5pm

    Skills Centre of Excellence, Irvine Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 5pm

    Duration: 2 years

  • Start Date

    From 11 Jun 2018

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Engineering develops the skills and knowledge to enter a career in engineering. It is designed to provide you with theory, practical and work related experience. It also contributes directly to achievement of the Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering by attainment of the core units of the qualification.

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT

Year 1 : In S5 pupils will attend College on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and are expected to work towards their identified Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units (SCQF level 5) and also a proportion of the core or restricted core units from an Engineering related National Certificate (NC) at SCQF level 6.

Other activities in S5 will include introducing pupils to the employer context in which engineering roles exist and how engineering skills are utilised in the workplace; this will involve industrial visits to employers and talks from industry professionals.

Year 2 In S6 pupils will attend college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Pupils will complete any outstanding Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units (SCQF Level 5) 5 units including 3 mandatory, and the remainder of any core / restricted core and optional units for the chosen National Certificate programme. The majority of work-related experience will be gained in S6 through a work placement and/or an industry challenge. The work-based competence units will be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

This course provides a basic requirement for a Modern Apprenticeship. Students will learn vocational skills in Engineering.Units include:

 

  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings Using a CAD System
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD for Engineers
  • Health and Safety: Engineering

WHAT DO I NEED

You should have, or be working towards, National 5 Mathematics at the start of S5. Candidates will be interviewed and should demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a commitment to consistent and full attendance. All applicants will be required to complete an aptitude test.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessments are a mixture of practical, which focus on the attainment of new skills as and when you acquire them, and theoretical. Assessment is on an ongoing basis.

NEXT STEPS

When you complete this course successfully you may progress to:

  •  A Modern Apprenticeship
  •  Employment
  •  An HNC/D college course in a related subject
  •  University
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    Start Date

    11 Jun 2018

    Campus

    Ayr

    Start Date

    11 Jun 2018

    Campus

    Irvine